Tour de France - Stage 19: Highlights
The final individual time trial of the 2012 race was the last test for the riders ahead of a cruise to Paris on Sunday
On brink of victory, Brad Wiggins asks: 'Why me?' and says he appreciates what he has achieved
Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford insists he always knew their project to win Tour de France could succeed
Gary Beckett, who's known Wiggins for 20 years, says he can't believe his mate has won the Tour
The Team Sky rider says there'll be no time to reflect on a Tour one-two with the Olympics around the corner
Bradley Wiggins: 'The Tour's not over until now, really. I felt fantastic and it all came together.'
Bradley Wiggins punched the air in delight as he sealed Stage 19 victory and Tour de France glory
David Millar pronounced himself an inferior time-trialist to David Zabriskie after losing a bet
After finishing in a time of 1.11.11 Cav says he can't wait for another shot at the Champs-Elysees
Multiple Tour stage winner Chris Boardman explains the finer points of the time trial ahead of Stage 19
Bradley Wiggins confirmed his dominance of the 2012 Tour de France with a masterful time trial win
Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky wins Stage 19 time trial in Chartres and all but seals historic Tour de France triumph
An emotional Bradley Wiggins was overjoyed after closing in on becoming the first British winner of the Tour de France with an imperious victory the stage-19 time-trial to Chartres.
In the 99th edition of the sport's most fabled race, the 32-year-old Londoner is poised to ride tomorrow's 120-kilometre 20th stage from Rambouillet to the Champs-Elysees in Paris knowing he will return home victorious.
Wiggins, a three-time Olympic champion, began the 53.5km time-trial from Bonneval to Chartres with an advantage of two minutes five seconds over Team Sky colleague Chris Froome and enhanced his hold on the maillot jaune with a scintillating display against the clock to take a 3mins 21secs lead into tomorrow's final day.
Wiggins, who crashed out of the 2011 Tour with a broken collarbone as Cadel Evans triumphed, said: "It's the Tour. It doesn't get much bigger than this.
"You couldn't write a better script. What a way to finish.
"I wouldn't say it was a lap of honour, because it hurt.
"But I just wanted to finish the job off in style.
"There was a lot of emotion in the last 10k. Everything was going through my mind.
"All the years of getting to this point, my family, disappointments, crashing out the Tour last year, watching Cadel in this very position a year ago in Grenoble.
"I always imagined what that would feel like and now I know."
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